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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/6/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone, I am just checking in . I hope everyone is having a lpd . I have been having alot of pain lately  in my lower back and hips . I also been experiencing shooting pains in my upper thighs and buttock. My left foot keeps on falling asleep. My docotor had to change my pain meds because I was experiencing side effects from the pain med I was on. Now I am back on loratab 10's  four times a day . it helps some but not like the other pain med did.  Do you have any suggestions ? I have been diagnosed with scolosis ,herniated discs,spinal stenosis and also spondolythsis.

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   Posted 7/7/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry for your pain. I know what it is like to have back and leg pain and also sciatica. Have you ever tried a TENS unit? It has helped me tremendously. If you want more info or to read more posts on TENS click the search button on the top of this page and write in the word TENS.

Hope this helps hon.

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   Posted 7/7/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Kara,
I'm sorry that I can't remember all your history, but your increasing symptoms do sound like they could be caused by your various diagnoses. Is your doctor doing further tests, like new MRI's to see what has worsened? Or maybe you're just undergoing treatments. I have an intraferential stimulator unit, which is similar to a TENS; the way my physical therapist put it was that the TENS is only for pain but the one I have is for pain and to increase blood flow to the area. It's more like the one he uses in his office. I got it at no charge as the reps. from the company had some to give out when I was in PT. Of course, they charge your insurance for all the supplies! And boy they go through 9V batteries - I had to find rechargable 9V's. But it does help. Along with numerous meds.

Bonnie - yes, MPS can cause a lot of problems, but please remember there are lots of other causes of pain, especially when nerves are compressed somewhere in the spinal column. It's great, though, that the cause of your pain was discovered and treated, and that you're able to get back to work!

Keep checking into it, Kara. BTW didn't you move recently? I wonder if that caused some additional problems.


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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
PA Lady, thank you for the advice . I did move 3 months ago so I dont think im still in pain from the move 3 months later . My history is I have spinal arthritis ,arthritis and bursitis in my hips,scolosis , two herniated discs from l1-to s1 and spinal stenosis I also have a blockage in my spine. I am currently on lortab 4 a day ,flexeril 3 a day and neurontin 3 a day.  I hope you have a lpd.
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